Travel to British Virgin Islands

Flying to British Virgin Islands

The easiest way to reach the British Virgin Islands from the UK is via Antigua. British Airways ( and Virgin Atlantic ( offer direct flights from London to Antigua. From Antigua, LIAT ( flies to Tortola. Fly BVI ( runs chartered flights to an assortment of Caribbean islands.

Travellers arriving from the USA can take a connecting flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico with Cape Air ( or Seaborne Airlines ( or fly to St Thomas, US Virgin Islands and take a ferry to Tortola. The islands are also accessible via St Maarten and St Kitts.

The major airport is: Terrance B Lettsome International Airport.

Flight times:

From London - 14 hours (including stopover in Antigua); New York - 6 hours (including stopover in Puerto Rico).

Departure tax:

By air: US$20. Children under five years are exempt. By sea: US$20 for foreign visitors and US$15 for residents.

Airport guides

Airport Code: EIS. Location: Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport is located 12km (7.5 miles) east of Road Town on the... Money: There is an ATM within the terminal building, which is open from 0530 to 2230. Read more

Other airports in British Virgin Islands

Anegada Auguste George Airport

Airport Code: NGD. Location: Website: N/A. Public transport description: N/A

Virgin Gorda Airport

Airport Code: VIJ. Location: The airport is 3.5km (2 miles) from Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda. Website: N/A. Public transport description: Taxis are available.

Travel by rail

Getting to British Virgin Islands by boat

Ferry operators:

Road Town Fast Ferry (tel: +1 284 494 2323; operates ferries from St Thomas, US Virgin Islands to Tortola (journey time - 50 minutes). Speedy's (tel: +1 284 495 5240; runs ferries from St Thomas to Tortola and Virgin Gorda.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.